William “Bill” Howard Smith Jr. of Arnett, WV died suddenly in the
early morning hours of Saturday, May 22, 2021 at the age of 56.
He was born on July 16, 1964 in Beckley, and was preceded in death by
his father, William Smith Sr.
Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his wife of 36
years, Donna Russ Smith; his mother Gail Clay Smith; his children, Tabitha, Tia,
James, and Nathan; seven grandchildren, Victoria, Kayden, Chayton, Nevaeh,
Benjamin, Samson, and Josiah; his siblings, Anita “Sis”, Steve, and Scott; his
best friend, Roger, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Bill, an avid collector, enjoyed flea markets and yard sales. He
loved creating and collecting works of art. In the spring and summer months,
Bill enjoyed planting flowers for his wife. He was often accompanied by his
dog. Bill was a believer and follower of Jesus Christ. He enjoyed helping
others, and was known for his out-going personality. Having never met a
stranger, it was his mission to make others smile and laugh. He will be sadly
Graveside rites and burial will be held at the Brock Family
Cemetery at Arnett, WV on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 3 PM with Rev. Alvin Thomas
officiating. Friends may visit at the cemetery 30 minutes prior to the services
on Wednesday. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Private online condolences and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the
family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net.
Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV.